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Why it's Important to Get an Annual Physical

Having an annual physical at Nguyen Medical Group is one of the best things you can to protect your health throughout your lifetime. But if you’re feeling in good health, this important preventive care appointment can be easy to procrastinate or delay. 

Prevention is key: preventing any potential concerns with an annual check-up saves you time, energy, and money compared to treating a disease that’s been allowed to progress. 

During an annual physical, Dr. Thomas Nguyen at Nguyen Medical Group in Boynton Beach, FL evaluates your body and your well-being holistically. These important exams offer a chance to identify concerning signs that could indicate an underlying problem, as well as providing an opportunity to make lifestyle changes to improve your health. 

If you’ve been putting off your annual physical, here are some reasons Dr. Nguyen recommends you book one as soon as possible. 

Physicals keep you healthy 

Your annual physical is one of the most important elements of preventive medicine, which refers to identifying risk factors early in order to make treatment more effective. By getting your annual exam this year, we can track changes of concern in your body and overall health while also developing a positive relationship with the team here at Nguyen Medical Group. 

Even if you feel healthy, your physical is a great time to share information from your personal and family medical history as well as your lifestyle and habits. This allows Dr. Nguyen to provide better healthcare advice. You can also use this time to ask Dr. Nguyen about any health concerns you may have, including discussing weight loss, vaccines, etc.

Physicals can test for common health conditions 

During your exam, Dr. Nguyen conducts a number of tests to check your physical health inside and out. These assessments may include:

If you already have existing health conditions or an increased risk of developing them, Dr. Nguyen conducts additional tests that are specific to conditions like diabetes and heart disease. 

We also offer vaccinations as well as your annual flu shot to keep you feeling safe and well for the year to come. 

Physicals are convenient for your busy schedule 

Dr. Nguyen focuses on offering top-quality care and developing a personal relationship with you. We aim to ensure you have all the tests and checks you need in one visit, but we can schedule follow-ups as needed. Our friendly office staff members are here to find a time that works with your busy schedule. 

While it may seem hard to find the time, your annual physical can prevent you from requiring more treatment down the line or spending unnecessary time in the hospital. If you’ve been putting off booking your annual physical, don’t wait any longer. Call our office at 561-203-6282 or request an appointment online today. 

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